Michigan LCV urges presidential candidates to join Inslee’s call to shut down Line 5, oppose tunnel
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today called upon all presidential candidates to join presidential candidate and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee in demanding the shutdown of the damaged, 66-year-old Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.
“Each day, the damaged 66-year-old Line 5 pipeline puts our Great Lakes at risk and we call upon all presidential candidates to join Gov. Inslee in demanding an immediate shutdown of the damaged and dangerous Line 5 and oppose the irresponsible plan to continue using it for the next 50 years,” said Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “Michigan deserves candidates and leaders at all levels of government who stand up to big oil companies and understand the importance of our Great Lakes and drinking water. Line 5 is a relic of the past. It is imperative that we embrace a clean energy future – such as wind, solar and new technologies – to rapidly make us more energy independent and make the current controversy around Line 5 irrelevant.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 10, 2019
Contact: Rachel Perkins, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, (517) 333-1606